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EU against retail chain law, says MP

A SENIOR parliamentarian has warned that a draft law on retail chains, which would require stores to carry 70 per cent Slovak products, could prompt the EU to reopen a deal reached on business competition in entry talks with Slovakia.

František Šebej, the head of the parliamentary European integration committee, has said Brussels regards the bill as against free market principles, and warns that it could retard Slovakia's entry bid.

Slovakia hopes to join the Union in 2004 in a wave including as many as 10 countries, and is now regarded as a front-runner for entry.

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When the state can’t keep a secret

A selective leak has tarnished President Kiska’s reputation. But he must continue to speak out about corruption.

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Austria launches random checks close to Slovakia’s borders

Refugees are using new smuggling routes, according to the Austrian minister.

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Unemployment rate continues to decline

The still steeper fall in unemployment could be curbed by the type of jobseekers, analysts opine.

Carmakers have already complained about the lack of qualified labour.

Coalition only agrees on how to talk. But what will they talk about?

Budget talks to decide on concrete policies. Danko wants airplanes, Fico wants better pay for nights and weekends.

Danko, Fico, Bugar.